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|Poster:||Monte B Cowboy||Date:||Sep 25, 2012 2:26pm|
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Why are Apple's slave workers in China 'the most unhappy' electronics workers on Earth?
Foxconn Workers 'Riot' in Taiyuan: iPhone 5 Production Resumes After 2,000-Person Brawl
Published by Reuters today, Sept 25, 2012
A brawl at a Foxconn factory disrupted production at Apple's main China supplier for 24 hours. Foxconn has declined to say which products are made in each factory. China Labor Watch said the Taiyuan facility, which employs 79,000 people, is making the iPhone 5. Apple is the source of incredible pressure for production of iPhones and iPads at super-low costs.
Employees interviewed by Reuters said tension between workers and security guards boiled over on Sunday evening after a worker was severely beaten. That led to thousands joining the fracas and about 40 people were injured, according to Foxconn and Chinese media. About five thousand police were deployed to quell the unrest.
Apple's supplier responsibility report shows that more than a dozen workers killed themselves at work at Shengzhen's Foxconn campus, Apple's supply plant for iPads. Workers were leaping off factory rooftops due to work pressure. Apple's CEO Tim Cook visited Foxconn in Shenzhen in June, 2010. He went there to see if Foxconn had improved working conditions, including the better training of counselors, the report said.
New accusations about questionable work conditions are being leveled at Apple and Foxconn over the iPhone 5. The New York Times reports that Foxconn claimed that it employs 32,000 “interns” — 2.7% of its 1.2 million slave workers in China. Those “interns” are being offered a choice of working [for no pay] in the Foxconn factory to meet demand for the iPhone 5S or getting kicked out of school.
Li Qiang, founder of China Labor Watch, told the Times that as recently September 9, 2012, he learned that 10 of 87 workers who labored on one iPhone assembly line were “interns.” And as Li said, they “don’t want to work there — they want to learn. But if they don’t work, they are told they will not graduate, because it is a very busy time with the new iPhone coming, and Foxconn does not have enough workers without the students.”
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